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Journal of Daylighting

Journal of Daylighting is a peer-reviewed international journal devoted to investigations of daylighting in buildings. It is the leading journal that publishes original research on all aspects of solar energy, buildings, and lighting. Areas of special interest for this journal include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Solar energy
    • Photovoltaic cells and systems
    • Building-integrated photovoltaics
    • Solar thermal
    • Energy systems
    • Energy storage and applications
    • Artificial intelligence in energy systems
  • Buildings
    • Architectural/Building engineering
    • Smart buildings
    • Building energy modeling
    • Building physics
    • Building envelopes
    • Indoor environment quality
  • Lighting
    • Daylighting
    • Artificial lighting
    • Lighting simulation
    • Lighting designs
    • Luminaires
    • Lighting metrology and light quality
    • Lighting control
    • Optical sensors

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Design Adjustments For Daylighting and Visual Comfort in a Classroom

This paper evaluates how design adjustments applied to roller shades and louvres (namely the height of the shadings head and the angles of the louvre slats) can improve their annual and spatial effectiveness to provide autonomous daylight levels, reduce daylight glare problems, and offer views outside.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 165-180

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Performance of Shading Against West Glass Facades to Optimise Daylight,

In tropical urban areas, the vertical facades of buildings often play a crucial role in capturing solar radiation and heat, especially for office buildings facing west during the afternoon.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 131-148

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Designerly Approach to Design Responsive Façade for Occupant Visual

In recent years, attention has focused on improving the health and satisfaction of employees by enhancing visual comfort in workplaces. This involves providing adequate natural daylight, glare control, and outdoor views.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 149-164

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Geometry Optimization of Industry Buildings for Energy-Driven Design Development

Even though the manufacturing industry consumes roughly 54% of total available energy globally, little consideration has been devoted to optimizing energy in the early stages of industry design, particularly in densely populated cities.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 119-130

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Exploring Methodological Considerations: A Literature Review on How Lighting Affects

The impacts of lighting conditions on human circadian rhythms, sleep quality, and cognitive performance have been extensively investigated in the past two decades; however, these studies have yielded inconclusive and variable outcomes.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 97-118

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Enhancing Visual Comfort and Energy Efficiency in Office Lighting Using

The number of desk workers who frequently conduct their jobs at home has increased dramatically during Covid-19. Work-from-home flexibility makes it attractive for workers and companies, resulting in a “Work-Style Reform” after the Covid-19 pandemic. Ho.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 69-96

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A Multi-objective Optimization of Window and Light Shelf Design

In office buildings, an efficient design of windows and using light shelves as a passive design strategy significantly influence the thermal and visual comfort of occupants while enhancing the productivity and health of users.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 55-68

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Investigation of Ventilation Performance to Improve the Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a significant health determinant in the building environment. Ventilation plays a significant role in providing comfortable working conditions and securing contaminant removal from indoor spaces.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 39-54

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Improving Natural and Artificial Lighting in Coastal Architecture Classrooms: Insights

This research examines the natural and artificial lighting performance comparison in an architecture classroom at a university in southern Thailand and gives principles for enhancing lighting design.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 23-38

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Electrochromic Glazing and Evaluation of Visual and Non-Visual Effects

The employment of electrochromic glazing can be a solution to balance circadian lighting and avoid glare. This can be achieved by controlling daylight entering the room and may be useful within the context of highly glazed facades in buildings in hot climates.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 1-22

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Unfolding 3D Space into Binary Images for Daylight Simulation via

Daylighting plays a crucial role in building science, impacting both occupants’ well-being and energy consumption in buildings. Balancing the size of openings with energy efficiency has long been a challenge. .

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 204-2013

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Integrative Lighting Design: How to Optimize Visual and Non-visual

The objective of this paper is to outline fundamental principles for the electric lighting design of workplace environments such as offices. The study considers both the suggested guidelines and values for non-visual light design and the specifications for visual tasks dictated by the EN 12464-1:2021.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 192-203

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The Effect of Parametric Patterned Façade Variations on Daylight

Parametric design influences on building envelope design are exponentially increasing in the current era due to the dominance of computational design on architectural outcomes.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 173-191

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Analysing the Daylighting Performance of the Main Prayer-hall in

This paper studies the daylighting quality of the indoor prayer-hall in The Great Upper Mosque of Hama city in Syria, highlighting this distinctive historical converted building that has been functioning as a mosque since the entry of Islam in the 6th century AD.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 153-172

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Sunlight-Daylight Signature: a Novel Concept to Assess Sunlight and

Daylighting and solar availability at urban scale has come to play a crucial role in the perception of discomfort conditions for people, both in outdoor and indoor spaces, and on the energy consumption of buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 136-152

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Solar Angle Model for Daylight Redirection in Prismatic Panel

An advanced complex fenestration system can utilize uniform daylight. Nonetheless, an inefficient design would increase solar heat gain and indoor temperatures, besides uneven light distribution that would cause the "cave effect.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 257-265

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The Significance of Aperture Proportion for the Lighting Behaviour and

Traditional solar screens in Iran (called Moshabak) are architectural devices used mainly in hot-arid regions, with two interrelated functions: controlling the penetration of sunlight and gaze from outside.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 242-256

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Experimental Analysis on a 1:2 Scale Model of the

This paper is focused on the daylighting system named Modified Double Light Pipe (MDLP) designed by the authors as an evolution of the Double Light Pipe to eliminate the drawbacks due to its encumbrance and the high luminance of its upper portion.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 228-241

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Illumination and Lighting Energy Use in an Office Room with

This paper describes a field study of the illumination and lighting energy use in a full-scale test office in a building located in southern Norway. Natural light is provided to the office via southwest-oriented windows and a horizontal light pipe (HLP) with a daylight entrance facing the south.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 209-227

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Evaluation of Daylight and Glare Quality of Office Spaces with

There has been an increasing awareness in recent years about the evaluation of daylight and glare quality in buildings. In the study, an office space with a flat and a dynamic shading system facade (triangular cell facade) is discussed in the province of Mardin, which is in a hot and arid climate zone.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 197-208

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Lighting Quality Self-assessment in Italian Home Offices

The spread of information technology and the improvement of telecommunicating systems have changed the way to conceive work. People performing typical office activities provided with a laptop and an internet connection can work in whatever place: a coffee house, a waiting room of a train station, an airport, or their own home.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 177-196

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Daylight Performance of the Modified Double Light Pipe (MDLP) Through

This paper focuses on the Modified Double Light Pipe (MDLP), an innovative daylighting system set up by the authors in the Laboratory of Technical Physics of the University “G. .

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 164-176

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Alerting Effect of Light: A Review of Daytime Studies

Light affects humans beyond only image formation. Several studies have reported that light can increase daytime alertness and can therefore be positively utilized to counter daytime fatigue and increase productivity in workspaces.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 150-163

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The optimization of louvers shading devices and room orientation under

This paper presents parametric and multi-objective optimization (MOO) approach in optimizing daylight and energy consumption by incorporating louvres shading devices depicting three different sky conditions: Birmingham, UK, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Sydney, Australia.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 137-149

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Optimization of Daylighting Design Using Self-Shading Mechanism in Tropical

Despite its potential, daylighting strategies in school classrooms in the tropical climate regions is little explored in the literature. The use of two-sided or bilateral daylight opening, as well as the self-shading mechanism using sloped walls, are currently seen as potential strategies to achieve good daylighting in tropical buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 117-136

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Impact of Different Shading Devices on Daylight Performance and Visual

Daylighting has become an essential feature in libraries since it can boost productivity, well-being, and energy savings. It is crucial to prevent discomfort glare irritation while maintaining the quality of view, and daylight demands.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 97-116

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Daylighting Performance of Integrated Light Shelf with Horizontal Light Pipe

Tropical countries such as Malaysia receives a significant amount of daylight. The utilisation of this renewable resource in a high-rise office building leads to opportunities and challenges.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 83-96

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Design and Simulation of a Circadian Lighting Control System Using

This paper introduces a fuzzy logic-based circadian lighting control system using flexibility of Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lighting technology to synchronise artificial lighting with circadian (natural) lighting Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) characteristics.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 64-82

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An Investigation-Based Optimization Framework of Thermal Comfort Analysis in

Optimization becomes more valuable when the optimal variables decision can consider sensitivity analysis. To get optimum results quickly, this study established a synthetic sensitivity analysis and multi-objective optimization approach, which is combined with an energy simulation framework characterized by parallel processing.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 48-63

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A Daylight Assessment on Visual and Nonvisual Effects of Light

The contribution of daylight to a comfortable environment for occupants has been the subject of studies for years. Light shelves are known as daylight redirecting systems to enhance indoor daylight conditions.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 28-47

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Editorial Board

Dr Fabio Peron
IUAV University of Venice, Italy

Prof. Antonio Manuel Peña García
University of Granada, Spain

Prof. Yuehong Su
University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Umberto Berardi
Ryerson University, canada

Prof. Önder Güler
Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye

Dr Valerio Roberto Maria Lo Verso
Politecnico di Torino (Polytechnic University of Turin), Italy

Dr Boon Han Lim
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Dr Arsenio Barbón
University of Oviedo, Spain

Dr Susana Lagüela López
University of Vigo, Spain

Dr Canan Kandilli
Usak University, Turkey

Dr Guiqiang Li
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Dr Ferdinando Salata
University of Rome, Italy

Prof Laura Bellia
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Prof. Lambros T. Doulos
Hellenic Open University, Greece

Dr Hui Shen
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA

Wei Wang
Southeast University, 中国

Dr jian yao
Ningbo University, China

Dr Osama Mohamed Omar
Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Dr Petar Pejic
University of Niš, Serbia

Omid Nematollahi
Isfahan University of Technology, South Korea

Dr. Peng XUE
Beijing University of Technology, China

Dr Doris Abigail Chi Pool
Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico

Prof Jitka Mohelnikova
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

Dr Mohammed Salah Mayhoub
Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Prof. BANU MANAV
Kadir Has University, Turkey

Dr Marina Bonomolo
University of Palermo, Italia

Dr Vincenzo Costanzo
University of Catania, Italy

Dr Rizki A. Mangkuto
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Dr Francesco Sommese
University of Naples Federico II, italy

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Daylight Distribution Improvement Using Automated Prismatic Louvre

Louvre is a common type of shading devices and has been increasingly used in office buildings. Meanwhile, some reflective types of louvre have been used to provide shade and to redirect daylight deep into buildings interior simultaneously.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 84-92

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Daylight Transport Systems for Buildings at High Latitudes

This paper is a literature study of daylight transport systems aiming at selecting the most appropriate ones for application at high latitudes. It is limited to the systems that transport light at a long distance from the façade and distribute it either in the building core or at a rear place in a room adjacent to the façade. .

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 60-79

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Biomimetic Kinetic Shading Facade Inspired by Tree Morphology for Improving

Many recent studies in the field of the kinetic façade developed the grid-based modular forms through primary kinetic movements which are restricted in the simple shapes..

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 65-85

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No-Greenery Line and Greenery-View Factor, New Architectural Design

The paper proposes a new tool for evaluation of the degree of visual contact with the outdoor greenery, the Greenery-View factor (GV), intended to be easy to grasp and simple to use.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 282-286

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Exploring the Impact of Natural Light Exposure on Sleep of

Studies among people with dementia demonstrated that the sleep quality and rhythm improves significantly when people are exposed to ambient bright light.

Journal of Daylighting 5 (2018) 14-20

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Lighting to Enhance Wayfinding for Thai Elderly Adults in Nursing

The main purpose of this study was to explore the effects of lighting and other environmental variables in terms of the colour, signage, and furnishings on the indoor wayfinding of Thai seniors in a nursing home.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 25-36

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Energy Saving Generated Through Automatic Lighting Control Systems According to

The standard EN 15193-1:2017 “Energy performance of buildings - Energy requirements for lighting” introduced a detailed method to calculate the energy demand for lighting in buildings. Th.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 131-147

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Daylighting metrics: an approach to dynamic cubic illuminance

Advances in research work in the field of numerical analysis of daylight performance have generated in-depth knowledge on photometric measurements of daylight quality.

Journal of Daylighting 5 (2018) 34-42

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The Effect of Fixed External Shading Devices on Daylighting and

Building shading devices can improve the thermal comfort in indoor environment, and also reduce cooling and heating energy consumption in dry and hot climate.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 165-180

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Development of a Machine-Learning Framework for Overall Daylight and

Application of machine learning methods as an alternative for building simulation software has been progressive in recent years. This research is mainly focused on the assessment of machine learning algorithms in prediction of daylight and visual comfort metrics in the early design stages and providing a framework for the required analyses.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 270-283

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Phasor Method to Estimate Illuminances Due to Parallel Arrays of

Direct horizontal illuminance along a calculation row due to two parallel arrays of large numbers of identical light sources behaves like a periodic signal with a sinusoidal pattern, which contains useful information for design purpose.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 246-257

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Towards New Design of Laser Cut Acrylic Panels for Windows

This paper builds upon existing research into laser cut panels and aims to find new design-patterns that would improve daylighting conditions of existing rooms when applying the laser-cut panels on vertical windows.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 1-10

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Effect of window glazing on colour quality of transmitted daylight

In this study, the colour quality of the daylight transmitted through different window glazing types is evaluated. The analysis considered four different types of window glazing: laminated, monolithic, coated and applied film glazing ranging in luminous transmittance from around 0.

Journal of Daylighting 4 (2017) 37-47

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Metamodeling of the Energy Consumption of Buildings with Daylight Harvesting –

Daylight harvesting is a well-known strategy to address building energy efficiency. However, few simplified tools can evaluate its dual impact on lighting and air conditioning energy consumption.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 255-269

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Comparative Investigation of Daylight Glare Probability (DGP) Comfort Classes in

Glare is considered one of the most important variables to reach visual comfort and visual quality. It represents one of the fundamental barriers for an effective use of daylighting in buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 284-293

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Application of Micro-structured Sunlighting Systems in Different Climatic Zones

Two-sided micro-structures on windowpanes have been developed for redirecting sunlight into the depth of rooms in order to improve daylighting. In a joint research project comprehensive sunlighting-systems for windows are developed, integrating micro-structures in triple-glass units.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 52-59

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Optical Characteristic Investigation on an Underwater Adjustable Focus Solar Concentrator

This paper presents an underwater adjustable focus solar concentrator, which is composed of a piece of transparent elastic membrane and a hollow cylindrical-like structure.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 169-175

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A Combined Method for an Exhaustive Investigation of the Anidolic

Lighting quality in office environments is a broad concept that must be taken into account in the design stage to deliver comfortable spaces to reduce workers' stress.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 149-164

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Automatic vs Manual Control Strategy for Window Blinds and Ceiling

A case study to evaluate the occupants' satisfaction in relation to two different control strategies (fully automatic and manual) for blind and ceiling lights use in cell offices was carried on in Trondheim, Norway.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 112-123

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Daylight in Buildings and Visual Comfort Evaluation: the Advantages and

Exposure to daylight significantly affects the psychological well-being of occupants by diminishing headaches, eye tensions, or stress. Daylight penetration is a matter of collaboration between building façade and perimeter zones that can be controlled through façade design features. .

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 181-203

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An Approach to Determine Specific Targets of Daylighting Metrics and

This study comes from an integrated approach combining daylighting and thermal aspects of building spaces. Several room configurations derived from the combination of four main design variables are tested.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 1-19

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Optical Analysis of a New Solar Distiller with Cylindrical Surface

In this paper, a new solar distiller floating on ocean with cylindrical surface concentrator and vertical gap evaporator is proposed for solving the problem of freshwater shortage in islands.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 100-109

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Power Factor Correction of Compact Fluorescent and Tubular LED Lamps

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and Light-emitting Diode (LED) lamps have received wide acceptance in lighting applications during the last few years.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 73-83

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Optimal Window to Wall Ratio Ranges of Photovoltachromic Windows in

Windows are one of the weakest building components concerning high thermal losses. Traditional windows cannot adapt to external and internal environmental conditions.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 134-148

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Parametric Analysis of Architectural Elements on Daylight, Visual Comfort, and

The quality of visual comfort has always been an essential element considering human comfort. Providing visual comfort in a living environment reduces the need for artificial lighting, which subsequently has a direct relationship with energy consumptions and its expenses.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 57-72

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